Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What Have I Forgotten?

When I was a little kid and we went on a family trip, my sister and I would roll our eyes at our mom. Why you ask? Dad was always driving and Mom would sit there all fidgetty before finally blurting out....did I turn off the coffee pot? Did I lock the back door? What about the iron? Did I turn it off and put it away? Yes, we'd roll our eyes because she did this every time we got in the car. Now, I truly sympathize with Mom. Looking back, I recall her doing EVERYTHING to get us ready to walk out the door. Dad would sit and watch her scurry around doing this, packing that, telling us to brush our hair or teeth. You know. Mom stuff!

Years later, I morphed into that fine woman and I can't tell you how many times I thought...Oh Lordy! I have become my MOM! There is just something about trips and traveling that turns a mom into a superhuman being who can do it all and often does it without any help. Are you hearing me out there, Moms?

This week I'm trying to get my act together to leave town on Thursday. I'm heading to the Ellora's Cave Romanticon and I'm pretty damn sure I'm going to forget SOMETHING. This time the packing isn't for the entire family but I swear, I'm just as frazzled. I started out with lists of clothes to take and then had to figure out which luggage to pull from the closet. I've been getting promo material ready PLUS making sure the honey has enough food stocked in the fridge so he won't starve while I'm gone. Sigggghhhhh.

So finally, I've narrowed down the clothing options and I'm doing a little mixing and matching. Considering I'm flying, space is severely limited so it's important to get it right. In the end though, I know it won't matter what I'm wearing! I have comfy shoes and I'll be with my friends, however I KNOW I'll head off and wonder if I've forgotten to turn off the damn coffee pot.

Won't be here on Friday because I'll be off partying with my friends. Anne and Kelley have promised to post something hot and deeee-lish for you so stay tuned and I'll fill you in on all the juicy deets next week!


Anne Rainey said...

I always feel frazzled when getting ready for a trip. There's not just the packing to consider, but the house. You want to leave things clean and tidy so that when you come back it's not a wreck.

And yes, something ALWAYS gets forgotten!

Still, have fun and sip a frozen drink for me! :)

Bekki Lynn said...

Have a great time!

My worries are not so much about what I've forgotten or what I might have left on, but my babies. You know, no one takes care of them like I do. I drive whichever son left in charge of coming over to tend the zoo nuts with phone calls.

Madison Scott said...

I always forget something!

have so much fun. We'll hold down the fort and excited for our recap.


Regina Carlysle said...

Well, sigh, I have SOME packing done. So far, so good. Don't have kids to worry about, at least, since they are off in college but the house??? That's another thing. I'm like you, Anne, I want things looking pretty good before leaving.